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    JOLIET, Ill. (WLS) -- Six months after the death of Eric Lurry in Joliet police custody, his widow met with the police department and viewed an extended video of his arrest.Nicole Lurry sat down with investigators to demand answer after her husband died in Joliet police custody in January.They helped murder my husband, she said Friday. I did not learn anything different.RELATED: Wife of man who died in Joliet police custody says dashcam video shows officers contributed to his deathEMBED...
    Muhammad Muhaymin Jr. (Family photo) The 2017 police killing of Muhammad Muhaymin, Jr. of Phoenix is being re-examined after bodycam footage of his death has recently emerged. The man’s death bears uncanny similarities to the killing of George Floyd who was killed by police on Memorial Day this year.  The man was detained by police three years ago on January 4, after he tried to take his emotional support dog into a public restroom at a community center. The...
    By Sudarshan Varadhan CHENNAI, India (Reuters) - Five more policemen were arrested in a widening investigation into the deaths of a father and his son while in police custody in southern India, an officer said on Thursday, in a case that has put policing in the country under a spotlight. J Jayaraj, 59, and Bennicks Immanuel, 31, were detained for allegedly violating coronavirus lockdown rules in the town of Sathankulam last month and subjected to a brutal thrashing that resulted...
    An officer from the police department in Joliet, Illinois, has been placed on administrative leave and stripped of his badge after notifying the media about an officer-involved death of a man in custody. Police Sgt. Javier Esqueda has been placed on leave pending a criminal and an internal investigation into how he obtained footage of the arrest and death of Eric Lurry, which was later given to the press. The video Esqueda leaked to reporters showed Sgt. Doug May...
    Chicago police have a man in custody after he allegedly beat a toddler to death on the city’s South Side Tuesday, according to authorities. Police said he punched the 23-month-old boy multiple times in the face around 12:11 p.m. on the 4200 block of South Calumet Avenue. According to authorities, the adult male suspect has unspecified mental illness and was taken into custody at the scene. The child was pronounced dead at Comer Children’s Hospital. CHICAGO PASTOR REACTS TO WEEKEND...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– The Joliet police sergeant who blew the whistle on the death of Eric Lurry in Joliet police custody was stripped of his police powers and placed on administrative leave Monday. Javier Esqueda, a 27 year veteran, blew the whistle last week exclusively to CBS2 investigator Dave Savini about the death of Lurry in the back of a Joliet squad car in January. Cop who blew whistle on death of #EricLurry is stripped of his badge. “That’s what you get,”...
    JOLIET, Ill. (WLS) -- The wife of a man who died in Joliet police custody is heartbroken and demanding answers after watching dashcam video of his treatment while in custody.The incident happened during a drug sting in January 2020. The case is under investigation and the Joliet Police Department are defending their officers, but the Eric Lurrys widow said officers contributed to his death by not rendering aid.On January 28, Lurry was handcuffed in the back of a Joliet police...
    JOLIET, Ill. (WLS) -- The wife of a man who died in Joliet police custody is heartbroken and demanding answers after watching dashcam video of his treatment while in custody.The incident happened during a drug sting in January 2020. The case is under investigation and the Joliet Police Department are defending their officers, but the Eric Lurrys widow said officers contributed to his death by not rendering aid.On January 28, Lurry was handcuffed in the back of a Joliet police...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two men are in custody after allegedly stabbing a man to death near Lexington Market in downtown Baltimore, police said Monday morning. A 61-year-old man was sitting at a bus stop at around 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning when he was approached by two suspects in the 300 block of W. Saratoga Street. The two stabbed and robbed the man then fled on foot, police said. The victim was taken to Shock Trauma where he died a short time...
    By Sudarshan Varadhan CHENNAI (Reuters) - Outrage at the death of a father-son duo in the custody of Indian police earlier this week mounted on Saturday, with thousands on social media comparing the incident to the death of George Floyd in the United States. J Jayaraj, 59, and Bennicks Immanuel, 31, were subjected to a brutal thrashing, which resulted in rectal bleeding and eventual death, according to a letter to government officials written by Jayarajs wife J Selvarani. The letter,...
    The three Colorado police officers who were involved in the stop of Elijah McClain, who died after the arrest last year, have been put on non-enforcement duty, according to a report. Aurora Police Officers Nathan Woodyard, Jason Rosenblatt and Randy Roedema were put on duties that don’t require them to interact with the public or take any law enforcement action, according to a Fox report. The men were moved to their new assignments variously over the last two weeks...
    Ingram López was 27 years old and lived in Tucson, Arizona. INGRAM FAMILY The 27-year-old Latino man died in police custody on April 21. However, the Tucson Police Department (DPT) only released what happened when the newspaper Tucson Sentinel public on Tuesday details of an internal investigation that reveals violations of the detention procedures by the police officers involved. The newspaper not only stated that what happened went more than two months without consequences, but also that the...
    The three Colorado police officers who were involved in the stop of Elijah McClain, who died after the arrest last year, have been put on non-enforcement duty, according to a report. Aurora Police Officers Nathan Woodyard, Jason Rosenblatt and Randy Roedema were put on duties that don’t require them to interact with the public or take any law enforcement action, according to a Fox report. The men were moved to their new assignments variously over the last two weeks partially...
    Police in Tucson, Arizona, are receiving backlash after video footage of a Latino man’s death in their custody was made public during a press conference Wednesday. The Tucson Police Department, which operates in a politically moderate and heavily Latino city, has generally been regarded as a relatively progressive police force, The New York Times reported Thursday. Regina Romero, the city’s first Latina mayor, was at the conference and later remarked that the incident was the result of a “breakdown” inside...
    DENVER, COLORADO - The Colorado governor on Thursday ordered prosecutors to reopen the investigation into the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man put into a chokehold by police who stopped him on the street in suburban Denver last year because he was “being suspicious.” Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order directing state Attorney General Phil Weiser to investigate and possibly prosecute the three white officers previously cleared in McClain’s death. McClain’s name has become a rallying cry...
    The police killing of 23-year-old Elijah McClain is getting a fresh look after the Colorado governor directed a special prosecutor to reopen the investigation into his death.  On Thursday, Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order calling for state Attorney General Phil Weiser to reexamine the disturbing case and possibly prosecute the three white officers involved, TMZ reports. The decision comes after over 2 million signed a petition this week demanding justice for the 23-year-old. McClain had anemia and wore a...
    Colorado officials on Thursday reopened an investigation into the case of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by police who stopped him because he was “being suspicious.” The 2019 death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain has drawn new attention amid the nationwide protests against racism and police brutality sparked by the May 25 slaying of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Posts about McClain have flooded social media in recent weeks. A petition calling for an in-depth...
    Elijah McClain was walking home from the convenience store on an unusually cool Saturday night in August when three Aurora police officers approached him. According to the official police report, a resident called 911 because the 23-year-old massage therapist was wearing a ski mask and “acting weird” by “waving his arms around,” prompting the officers to approach him and attempt to pat him down. But McClain, who had made the quick grocery run to pick up bottled tea for his...
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson Mayor Regina Romero said Thursday that the city’s police chief should stay on in his job despite offering to resign over fallout from the custody death of a Hispanic man. Romero, a Democrat, said in a statement that Chief Chris Magnus should not resign because he has improved the police department since he took charge of it four years ago. “Chief Magnus has brought forward thinking changes to TPD policies, practices and trainings, and has...
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson Mayor Regina Romero said Thursday that the city’s police chief should stay on in his job despite offering to resign over fallout from the custody death of a Hispanic man. Romero, a Democrat, said in a statement that Chief Chris Magnus should not resign because he has improved the police department since he took charge of it four years ago. “Chief Magnus has brought forward thinking changes to TPD policies, practices and trainings, and...
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson Mayor Regina Romero said Thursday that the city’s police chief should stay on in his job despite offering to resign over fallout from the custody death of a Hispanic man. Romero, a Democrat, said in a statement that Chief Chris Magnus should not resign because he has improved the police department since he took charge of it four years ago. “Chief Magnus has brought forward thinking changes to TPD policies, practices and trainings, and...
    AURORA, Colo. -- Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has designated Phil Weiser, the states attorney general, as a special prosecutor to investigate the death of Elijah McClain.All Coloradans should be safe walking home from the convenience store or just being in their own neighborhoods listening to headphones. Unfortunately, I know that is not how many people -- especially young people of color -- feel in our state today, because Ive heard it from them directly. We need to do a better...
    AURORA, Colo. -- Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has designated Phil Weiser, the states attorney general, as a special prosecutor to investigate the death of Elijah McClain.All Coloradans should be safe walking home from the convenience store or just being in their own neighborhoods listening to headphones. Unfortunately, I know that is not how many people -- especially young people of color -- feel in our state today, because Ive heard it from them directly. We need to do a better...
    DENVER (AP) — Colorado governor names special prosecutor to investigate 2019 death of Black man Elijah McClain in police custody. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    AURORA, Colo. -- Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has designated Phil Weiser, the states attorney general, as a special prosecutor to investigate the death of Elijah McClain.All Coloradans should be safe walking home from the convenience store or just being in their own neighborhoods listening to headphones. Unfortunately, I know that is not how many people -- especially young people of color -- feel in our state today, because Ive heard it from them directly. We need to do a better...